Our prismatic glass lights are inspired by vintage factory and railway lighting. Chosen for its rich aesthetic appeal, prismatic glass was originally designed purely for function.
Prismatic glass has one smooth side with the other side formed into ridges. This design provides increased light levels as the grooves in the glass refract the light, casting multiple beams rather than one solid stream of light.
As opposed to reflector shades, commonly used as task lighting in factories, prismatic lights were designed for outdoor use as street lights and railway lamps. While the technique is still used for this purpose today, glass has widely been replaced by plastic.
The original glass designs are now more commonly used as decorative practicalities. Despite their initial industrial purpose, they now possess a luxurious aesthetic that contributes vintage style and grandeur to modern homes.
Reducing the contrast between focused and general lighting, they are ideal for restaurants and bars. Our pendants brighten up an interior in the day and offer an ambience when used with a dimmer to create the desired atmosphere at night. Our lights have been used in many commercial projects, including Pivaz, Park Road Kitchen and The West Mill Wedding Venue.